French Toast with Strawberries, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup
Okay, maybe not. But this slimmed down French toast is pumped up with extra nutrition and skimps on fat, so you can enjoy this childhood favorite. This recipe uses whole wheat toast and one egg with one egg white, so you can fuel up with fiber and protein. Also, some studies suggest that eating cinnamon with bread may help to maintain blood glucose levels and prevent a spike in blood sugar. Plus, it’s delicious!
Ingredients (serves 1):
2 slices whole wheat bread (I like Vermont Bread Company Soft Whole Wheat)
1 large egg, 1 large egg white
Splash of skim milk (about 1 Tbsp)
4 medium strawberries
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp butter
nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
1 Tbsp maple syrup
dash ground black pepper
1. Spray medium sized pan with nonstick vegetable cooking spray and warm over medium heat.
2. Crack 1 egg into bowl. Crack second egg and separate the egg white by transferring the yolk back and forth between the two halves of the egg shell, allowing the egg white to fall into the bowl below. Discard shells and one remaining yolk (*note: you can also buy a carton of egg whites and use the equivalent of 1 large egg).
3. Add splash of milk (about 1 Tbsp) to eggs. Add salt and pepper and scramble well with fork.
4. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture (coating well) and transfer to pan.
5. Cook bread about 7-10 minutes on each side, until French toast becomes golden brown and egg is cooked thoroughly. Transfer to plate. Top with butter, cinnamon, strawberries and maple syrup. Enjoy!
The Goods: What’s Inside?
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
Calories 300, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 196 mg, Carbohydrates 42 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 14 g, Sodium 729 mg, Calcium 114 mg